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Franciscan School of Theology

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2 Programs

At the Franciscan School of Theology, engage wholeheartedly in your faith journey and discover your unique role in caring for our world and the Catholic Church with rigorous Master’s programs led by world-class scholars on the campus of the University of San Diego. Franciscans have provided theological training in California since 1854. From its earliest history, FST has responded to the changing cultural, social, and religious realities of California and the West. Once one of a number of Franciscan seminaries in the United States, FST is now the only Franciscan seminary/theology school in the country. Through its longstanding mission and a new affiliation with the University of San Diego, a private Catholic institution of higher learning, FST continues to bring the questions of contemporary culture, society, and Church into dialog with the ever-ancient and ever-new Word of the Gospel. Classes are available on campus and online. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Available Programs

  • Theology / Theological Studies
    Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature

  • Divinity / Ministry
    Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature


The Franciscan School of Theology is accredited by Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).


Learn more at the Franciscan School of Theology website.

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